Love this reading anchor chart to accumulate over the year with the essential question of each unit!
Moms Day Tea + Our last writing Unit!
Friday was our little mom's day tea. The kids have been WAITING for this day for what seems like forever! We've been cutting and pasting and gluing and planting and painting and singing....yes, all of that... to get ready for mom's big day. I was able to snap a few "before" pics during the calm silence of special time :) Our Mother's Day Books, sunflower plants (we grew these from seed during our plant unit, so they are extra special to the kids), and these adorable tissue paper flowers were…
CLASS BOOKS & PREDICTABLE CHARTS!
Read how to create predictable charts and turn them into class books on our blog!
Reading At Home - Tips For Parents
Hi everyone, If you follow my Facebook page, you might already have seen this... I wrote an article for Scholar's Choice (Canada's teacher store) this month and I thought it might interest you! It's all about reading at home. I included tips for parents and information on integrating reading into our daily family activities. This article also has information on choosing appropriate level books, helping a beginning reader, developing comprehension skills, and practicing fluency. Go take a…
"ch" Interactive Phonics Video
Hey There!!!!! This is a great little 6min interactive video for the phonics pattern "CH". I used this video as an engagement activity in our Phonics Lesson for Digraph ch. The kids would sit on the carpet with their white boards ready to write and code as many words as possible! It could ...
Anchor Chart Gallery
It's spring cleaning time in my classroom (are you in that mood, too?) and I'm sorting through all of my anchor charts, taking some down to make room for others and deciding which ones to pass on to my intern. (She graduates from USF next month... yay, Laura!) So I took a picture of each one just in case I need to make it again and need a little inspiration. I'm posting them here in case you're visual like me and like to collect ideas for your anchor charts. They're random and in no…
Children's Books about Trying New Things
Children's books about trying new things teach kids to face fears, take risks, try new foods, learn new skills and explore the world.
21 Picture Books with Diverse Characters
Multicultural picture Books with diversity are underrepresented. Share these titles featuring characters of color and diverse backgrounds with your kids.
Word Collection Jars
Our word collections began with Donavan's Word Jar. After her teacher read the book aloud to the class, JJ wanted to start a word collection jar at home. Of course, I was quite excited to oblige.